Copenhagen Capital Region combines history, culture and contemporary Scandinavian charm. In addition to sightseeing in Copenhagen’s city centre, you can discover charismatic neighbourhoods and districts in the metropolitan area. Whether you’re looking for centuries-old architecture, Michelin-starred restaurants or a vibrant street scene, Copenhagen Capital Region delivers.
Things to do in Capital Region
Start your visit in Copenhagen, the Danish capital and one of the chicest cities in Scandinavia. In the canal-side Nyhavn neighbourhood, you’ll be charmed by the brightly painted houses and wooden boats. If it’s big-ticket attractions that make you tick, Copenhagen delivers with gems like Rosenborg Castle and Christiansborg Palace.
Copenhagen is a foodie’s paradise, with a constellation of Michelin-starred restaurants and a variety of modern Nordic cuisine. Copenhagen is a global shopping destination and will tempt you with its designer boutiques, hip furniture studios and trendy homewares stores.
Just west of the city centre, Frederiksberg is a genteel neighbourhood with tree-lined streets and leafy gardens. Frederiksberg Have is one of the most beautiful green spaces in the city, with trails winding through sun-dappled woodlands and past picturesque lakes. Admire the magnificent Baroque façade of Frederiksborg Slot and enjoy a picnic on the grassy meadows.
Venture into the Vesterbro to discover the city’s artistic side. The neighbourhood is a hub for artists, musicians and writers who flock to sip espresso at hip cafes and shop at the offbeat boutiques. Check out the colourful street art and stroll around the Kødbyen district, where former meat-packing warehouses have been reimagined as galleries, bars and restaurants.
While the remote island of Bornholm is a 1.5-hour ferry ride from the city, it’s technically part of the Copenhagen Capital Region. Explore the ruins of a medieval clifftop castle, visit postcard-perfect fishing villages and admire island-inspired masterpieces at the Bornholm Art Museum.
Getting around Capital Region
Bicycles are a fun and eco-friendly way to explore the Capital Region of Denmark, with excellent cycling infrastructure in Copenhagen’s city centre and in neighbourhoods like Frederiksberg and Vesterbro. Local buses, trains and metro lines are a fast and affordable way to get around. Copenhagen Airport is a 15-minute drive from the city centre.